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Did you know that you can achieve the look of a brushed wooden floor, without actually brushing the surface of the wood? This is exactly what we did for a project in a Victorian home in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The client was delighted with the end result, especially as our methods make the floor so easy to maintain.
For our latest project we removed a damaged jatoba wooden floor from a house in Wimbledon, replacing it with a lighter pre-oiled oak floor. The new flooring was fitted in two reception rooms, three flights of curving stairs and the landings.
Fitting a wooden floor requires great skill, which is learnt over time. Some homeowners let their builder fit their new floor as part of a renovation project but, although they may have some of the skills required, it’s the details that can elevate a floor and make all the difference.
This project in a Victorian flat conversion took an interesting mix and match approach, combining oak hardwood flooring with oak chevron parquet. As the same species of engineered wood was used in the same white finish, the two different floors work beautifully together. Each floor defines its own space, giving the rooms their own identity and introducing plenty of pattern along the way.
The floor was carefully chosen by our clients which also had specific requirements for the design features. Our technical and aesthetic advice was taken also.
There are many ways to use wood for a floor. The industrial edge parquet is one less common in UK but highly prised in other parts of Europe. We were glad to be called for this special project which was a welcome change in our standard requirements.
After so many wooden floors installed we should be accustomed by now with their effect yet it is not so. Here, once again, with this project we were amazed of the profound change brought by this rustic oak boards.
Although demanding we love tackling the special projects which require skills, care, attention to detail, full concentration but most of all thorough assessment and planning. We can say about this project that it was very technical and through this we managed to achieve a beautiful decorative and pleasant result.